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Mike Davis

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JMU Debate - Teaching/Assistant Coaching Position
« on: November 12, 2015, 07:54:35 AM »
Please see the posting below. Considering joining us here in Harrisonburg.

Please chat with me or Lindsey Shook if you have any questions.

One-Year Renewable Instructor - School of Communication Studies  - 0407044

The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites applications for a one-year instructor position (with the possibility of annual renewal for up to 4 additional years) to teach Fundamental Human Communication courses in the General Education Program. This position begins on August 25, 2016. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. The successful candidate will teach eight or nine courses per academic year, depending on the degree of involvement with the debate program. A master's degree in communication is required at the time of appointment, and a Ph.D. is preferred.  Experience teaching public speaking or basic communication courses is required and experience coaching debate is preferred.
Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply go to, reference posting number 0407044, complete the faculty profile and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of unofficial transcripts as Other Document #1, and student evaluations as Other Document #2. The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system. Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted unless specifically requested. Questions should be addressed to Aimee Brickner, search committee chair, at
James Madison University is a growing university of over 20,000 students, and is ranked as the number two public, regional university in the South in the annual poll conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its "Best Colleges" guidebook. JMU has earned national recognition for its outstanding first-year experiences, learning communities, international study abroad programs and service learning. The School of Communication Studies is located in modern facilities and is comprised of faculty who present a diverse range of communication training and research. Undergraduate students leave with strong research and writing skills, practical internship experiences and a cultivated appreciation of human communication. The school also offers the M.A. in Communication and Advocacy.
JMU is located in Harrisonburg, VA, a Main Street community of nearly 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, about 25 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park. It is approximately 1 hour from historic Charlottesville, 2 1/2 hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, and 3 1/2 hours from the Chesapeake Bay. More information can be found at,, and